Right-hander Dustin Moseley has recovered from shoulder surgery that sidelined him for the majority of the 2012 season and all of 2013, and he will audition for teams next Tuesday, MLBTR has learned.
Now 32 years of age, Moseley hasn’t appeared since injuring his shoulder in his lone start of the 2012 season. He originally underwent shoulder surgery late in what had been a solid 2011 campaign before re-injuring the joint and undergoing a second operation to repair his labrum and rotator cuff. With the Padres in 2011, Moseley tossed a career-high 120 innings and posted a 3.30 ERA with 4.8 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and a 49.5 percent ground-ball rate.
Moseley, a client of Frontline Athlete Management, has never been one to light up radar guns (career average of 89.3 mph on his fastball) or miss many bats (career 5.0 K/9), but he’s averaged just 2.9 walks per nine innings in his career and posted a strong ground-ball rate of 47.8 percent. Overall, the former supplemental-round draft pick has a 4.67 ERA in 358 1/3 innings between the Angels, Yankees and Padres. He was originally drafted by the Reds with the 34th pick in the 2000 draft as compensation for losing Juan Guzman to free agency.